Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

 
 
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  • erschienen am 1. Januar 2011
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  • 232 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-1-4209-4177-7 (ISBN)
 
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was an appealing character who was a member of the Anglican clergy. As an English antiquarian, hagiographer, novelist, and diverse scholar, he is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers." Baring-Gould was also well-known for his works on folklore and myth. One of his most lastingly admired works is "Curious Myths of the Middle Ages", a collection of 24 of the most universally held superstitions of the Medieval era. This volume reveals his knowledge and research when dealing with various accounts from the beliefs of the Middle Ages, as well as presents his research into the history and possible inspirations for the myths. Among these familiar tales are: "The Wandering Jew", a story of a Jewish shoemaker who is doomed to wander Earth until the Second Coming; "William Tell", a Swiss hero who shot an apple off his son's head; "The Fortunate Isles", also known as "Atlantis", posits the existence of a magical land in the west where paradise awaits, and many more distinguished stories.
  • Englisch
  • Stilwell
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  • USA
Neeland Media LLC
978-1-4209-4177-7 (9781420941777)
1420941771 (1420941771)
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  • Title page
  • I. THE WANDERING JEW
  • II. PRESTER JOHN
  • III. THE DIVINING ROD
  • IV. THE SEVEN SLEEPERS OF EPHESUS
  • V. WILLIAM TELL
  • VI. THE DOG GELLERT
  • VII. TAILED MEN
  • VIII. THE ANTICHRIST AND POPE JOAN
  • IX. THE MAN IN THE MOON
  • X. THE MOUNTAIN OF VENUS
  • XI. S. PATRICK'S PURGATORY
  • XII. THE TERRESTRIAL PARADISE
  • XIII. S. GEORGE
  • XIV. S. URSULA AND THE ELEVEN THOUSAND VIRGINS
  • XV. THE LEGEND OF THE CROSS
  • XVI. SCHAMIR
  • XVII. THE PIPER OF HAMELN
  • XVIII. BISHOP HATTO
  • XIX. MELUSINA
  • XX. THE FORTUNATE ISLES
  • XXI. SWAN-MAIDENS
  • XXII. THE KNIGHT AND THE SWAN
  • XXIII. THE SANGREAL
  • XXIV. THEOPHILUS
  • APPENDIX A. THE WANDERING JEW
  • APPENDIX B. THE MOUNTAIN OF VENUS
  • APPENDIX C. PRE-CHRISTIAN CROSSES
  • APPENDIX D. SHIPPING THE DEAD
  • APPENDIX E. FATALITY OF NUMBERS

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